Little voice mastery will help you achieve your new years resolutions
How often do you stick to your New Year’s resolutions? The vast majority of people who make New Year’s resolutions never stick to them. New Year’s Day has become synonymous with making changes in our lifestyles, or at least the promise to make changes.
Every year many people say they will give up smoking on the first of January. Any smokers reading this? Yet, come New Year’s day and many will light up another cigarette with the idea that ‘maybe I will cut down’ or ‘I could make it my resolution for next year’. The same thing happens for many people regarding their diet. ‘My New Year’s resolution is to eat healthier and lose a few kilos’, but we all know that doesn’t always happen.
Whenever we promise ourselves that we’ll make a few changes – do good things or stop bad habits – there’s a little voice in our heads which says ‘365 more days won’t hurt. You can change next year’. But this should not be used as an excuse to break your resolution.
The best way to manage your little voice is by making yourself accountable for your choices. If you say you’re going to change, then you have to make sure that you do. There should be a certain standard that you’re not willing to compromise on and that you’re willing to answer to, and something you are willing to strive for. In order to make your resolutions work, you will need to have a personal rule that stops you from straying from your goal once your little voice sets in. This is called the “Code of Honour” and in this case it is an agreement and discipline for you to honour yourself.